SC-LX701 (B)

9.2-ch Class D3 Network AV Receiver
  • 185 W/ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 0.9 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 135 W/ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, THD 0.08 %, 2ch Driven FTC)
  • Ultra HD Pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®
  • Google Chromecast Built-in
  • Sonos ready, Built in Bluetooth, Built in Wifi


Rs. 169900


The Elite® SC-LX701 featuring 9.2-ch Class D3 amplifier is fully-equipped for the latest multi-dimensional surround sound formats, DTS:X™ and Dolby Atmos®, featuring the Reflex Optimizer for Dolby enabled speakers. With Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) upscaling/pass-through and HDR/BT.2020 standards ready, 4K images are ever more impressive. In addition to internet radio and various network streaming services, with Google Cast™* built-in you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music to the SC-LX701. The multi-zone feature supports powered ZONE 2/ZONE 3 output.
* Google Cast will be available with future firmware update.

Works with Sonos

With Sonos Connect, the awesome home theater you’ve built around your Pioneer receiver can now be part of your existing Sonos Home Sound System, or the start of a new one. Instantly upgrade the music streaming capability of your home theater with Sonos Connect and a free firmware update. After a simple set up, your Pioneer A/V receiver will seamlessly tie into Sonos, instantly waking, changing inputs and playing at the volume you command through the familiar Sonos app.

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Class D3 Amplifier (Direct Energy HD Amplifier)

With the Class D3 (Direct Energy High fidelity class D) Amplifier, the SC-LX701 is ready to meet the needs of the latest HD content. With our MOSFET, the Direct Power FET, this simple, high powered solution is provided to fully meet today’s AV entertainment standards.

High-Power Simultaneous Multi-Channel Drive

With Class AB amplifiers, driving all channels at full power is only possible for a short time, at around 300 W to 400 W power output. The SC-LX701’s Class D3 Amplifier has the ability to simultaneously drive 9-channels at 760 W power output, while managing to deliver dynamic content more efficently.

Quick-Response Sound

The Direct Power FET is directly connected to the print circuit board without any additional wiring. This simple structure maximizes audio performance by reduced noise and improved switching, offering a quick-responding sound, perfect for digital content playback.

High Efficiency

The Class D3 Amplifier has been designed with a simple structure to take a straight and short signal path, resulting in improved sound quality.

Improved Circuit Design

The SC-LX701 adopts a compact integrated IC with space merit. The directly coupled IC reduces signal loss and provides precise signal transmission.

Low Heat Generation

The simple form of the Direct Power FET has the advantage of improved thermal characteristics. In addition to the upper-side heat dissipation from the heat sink, the circuit board’s heat radiation feature is also utilized for downward heat dissipation, providing efficient cooling for a superior performance.


The highly acclaimed 192 kHz/32-bit ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S) is adopted to deliver exceptional sound, with ultra-low distortion and high signal-to-noise ratio. It offers jitter-free performance for an astounding audio reproduction with rich deep bass, maximizing the full potentials of Pioneer’s Class D3 amplifiers.

Dolby Vision

Dolby Vision transforms your TV experience with dramatic imaging—incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring entertainment to life before your eyes. This receiver will transmit Dolby Vision* signals and metadata in passthrough mode from source to your display. Learn more about Dolby Vision.
*Via firmware update expected by end of December 2017.

Multi-Dimensional Excitement with Dolby Atmos

The SC-LX701 is compatible with 7.2.2ch/5.2.4ch configuration of the latest theater immersive sound platform, Dolby Atmos. The SC-LX701 can reproduce object oriented compatible movies/music in smooth, curving movements, or the realistic three-dimensional movement overhead by utilizing Dolby Atmos enabled and/or in-ceiling speakers.

Dolby Atmos Room Requirements
Using the Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Enabled Speakers you will need the following in order to use the Dolby Atmos-enabled capability of these speakers, the listening room ceiling should have horizontal flat hard surface (for audio reflection) and a height of 8’ to 14’.


DTS:X is the next-generation audio codec from DTS that leverages object-based audio to enable new immersive and interactive audio experiences. Since DTS:X can automatically adapt the audio to the existing channels and speaker system, no specific speaker layout is required. Experience an immersive soundscape with incredibly rich and life-like audio

Chromecast Built-in*

The SC-LX701 has Chromecast Built-in, the same technology behind Chromecast, so you can use your mobile device to cast your favorite music, radio, or podcasts to the SC-LX701. You can control the audio from anywhere in the house using Cast-enabled apps running on your personal device—iPhone, iPad, Android phone and tablet, Mac and Windows laptop, and Chromebook. Discover Cast-enabled apps at
* Chromecast Built-in will be available with future firmware update.

Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit) Upscaling/Pass-Through with HDCP 2.2

This feature lets you take advantage of the highest-quality video source for viewing on a 4K TV. With support for HDCP 2.2, you can enjoy premium content such as 4K videos with digital copy protection on a compatible display. What’s more, the SC-LX701 is ready for the HDR (High Dynamic Range) and BT.2020 next generation video standards.
* Supports up to 4K/60p/4:4:4/24-bit with HDCP 2.2 on HDMI IN (1/2/3/4/5) and HDMI OUT (MAIN/SUB).

MCACC Pro Auto Room Tuning

MCACC Pro, the pinnacle of Pioneer’s auto room tuning technology, analyzes the phase and group delay characteristics to precisely control phase differences between speakers. MCACC Pro corrects phase differences in all ranges and all channels, from phase difference in the original audio material to the sound emitted from the speakers.Required microphone is included in box.

Full Band Phase Control

Pioneer’s Phase Control technology effectively eliminates phase lag and significantly improves the multi-channel sound without any extra operation. Furthermore, The Full Band Phase Control technology focuses on the group delay in the speaker network filter, and adjusts the phase of each unit as well as the group delay for each speaker. Multi-range speakers gain the sound coherence of full-range speakers, while retaining the wide frequency range advantage. In an environment where the phase of all units and all channels are precisely controlled, a remarkably clear sound location with a surrounding feel is achieved. In combination with MCACC Pro, the ideal multi-channel reproduction environment can be created, which faithfully replicates object audio and the intention of the original content developer.

Advanced Sound Retriever

The Advanced Sound Retriever restores the output of compressed audio—such as WMA, AAC, and MP3—to the level of CD sound. The technology creates new signals to restore the minor details left out during the compression process. Advanced Sound Retriever for multi surround sound is compatible with DVD soundtracks featuring Dolby Digital or DTS.

Reflex Optimizer

When using Dolby enabled speakers, high directivity sound reflects off the ceiling, while low directivity sound directly reaches the ears. This difference causes a phase shift, making the sound feel unbalanced. To solve this, the new technology optimizes the performance of your up-firing elevation speakers for your listening environment, by aligning the phase of direct and indirect sound, matching the basic tone, and optimizing the upward-oriented frequencies. The result is overall seamless sound with Dolby enabled speakers, allowing the ideal reproduction of threedimensional surround sound.

Multi-room Audio Offers a Variety of Ways to Enjoy Music

FlareConnect™* shares audio from network and external audio input sources between compatible components. Enjoy effortless multi-room playback of LP records, CDs, network music services, and more with supported components and speaker systems. Music selection, speaker grouping, and playback management across the home are built into the Pioneer Remote App**.
* External audio inputs supporting FlareConnect may differ depending on model. Please consult individual product specification for more information.
** Download free from the App Store or Google Play.


Advanced Direct Construction
Less is more in circuitry design. Advanced Direct Construction allows the shortest and simplest signal paths—from input to output, circuit block by circuit block—to reduce distortion that can be caused by transmission loss, and to improve sonic clarity.

Rigid Trans-Stabilizer
The rigid trans-stabilizer acoustically insulates the transformer and eliminates unwanted vibration, enhancing sound clarity.

Anti-Standing Wave Insulator

The Anti-Standing Wave Insulator has been developed through repeated listening tests, featuring a special form with no parallel sides inside to prevent cavity resonance. This makes the sound localization, tone, and scale clearer, while also enhancing the seamless connection between the channels, and the response to quick sound. The insulator enriches the realistic spatial description for movies, and the space representation of a concert hall for music sources.

Separated Pre and Power Amplifiers Blocks

Being compact and highly efficient, the Class D3 amplifier has allowed remarkably smaller heat sink and greater flexibility in circuit design and layout, and the ideal separate structure with independent pre and power amplifier blocks is realized. Additionally, the power supply for digital and analog circuits has been isolated to provide clean power, significantly contributing to clear signal transmission which is the basis for high-quality sound.

Clean Grounding with Insulated Dual Chassis

Steel plates shield the power amplifier block to eliminate unwanted noise caused by mutual interference, while Pioneer original Insulated Dual Chassis connects the power amplifier’s chassis to the main chassis via special insulators. The pre and power amplifier blocks are electrically separated, enabling the optimal ground design for each block. With thorough clean grounding and elimination of interference between the circuits and load changes, the sound quality and performance equivalent to separate amplifiers combined within a single chassis is achieved.


  • Amplifier Design
  • Class D3 (Direct Energy HD)
  • Channels
  • 9.2
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD 0.08 % @ 8 ohms FTC)
  • 480 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (1kHz,10%THD@6ohm 1ch Driven)
  • VSX Model Power Rating Only
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.08 %, 2 ch Driven FTC)
  • 135 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts per Channel (4 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %, 2 ch Driven)
  • 220 W/ch
  • Power Output: (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1 %, 1ch Driven FTC)
  • 185 W/ch
  • Power Output: Watts Multi ch Simultaneous Drive (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 1 %)
  • 760 Watts
  • 4 OHM Speaker
  • Yes
  • Estimated Power Consumption/Standby with HDMI Control off
  • 310 W/0.15 W (standby)
  • ENERGY STAR 3.0 Certified
  • AirPlay
  • Yes
  • HTC Connect
  • Made for iPhone and iPod
  • AirPlay only
  • iOS/Android Remote Control APP
  • Pioneer Control App
  • Internet Radio
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Pandora Internet Radio
  • Yes
  • Streaming Audio From PC/Network
  • Yes
  • Music Playback via USB Network
  • MP3, WMA, AAC, Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Apple Lossless, WAV, FLAC, and AIFF for 192kHz/24bit, 11.2MHz/5.6MHz/2.8MHz DSD Playback (via USB or wired network), Dolby TrueHD Playback (USB only)
  • TIDAL Music Streaming Service Ready
  • Yes (with future firmware update)
  • Digital Core DSP Engine
  • Digital Core DSP Engine Analog Devices Sharc x2+TI Aureus x1
  • AIR Studios Certification
  • iPod Digital Audio
  • Audio DACs
  • ESS SABRE32 Ultra DAC (ES9016S)
  • High-Definition Copy Protection (HDCP)
  • 2.2
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus
  • Yes
  • Dolby Surround
  • Yes
  • DTS:X
  • Yes
  • DTS Neo:X
  • DTS Neural:X
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Yes
  • HDMI SACD Transfer
  • Multi-Channel
  • Pro
  • MCACC Memory
  • 3
  • Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Auto Phase Control Plus
  • Yes
  • Full Band Phase Control
  • Yes
  • Standing Wave Control
  • Yes
  • EQ Bands
  • 9-Band
  • Symmetric EQ
  • Yes
  • Distance Adjustment
  • 0.5 feet
  • Precision Distance
  • Polarity Check
  • Yes
  • Auto Subwoofer Crossover
  • Yes
  • Auto Surround
  • Yes
  • Auto Level Control
  • Optimum Surround
  • Stream Direct
  • Direct / Pure Direct
  • Advanced Surround
  • 12
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • Front Stage Surround Advance
  • Yes
  • Headphone Surround
  • DSD Music File
  • 2ch(2.8MHz / 5.6MHz / 11.2MHz)
  • Audio Processing
  • 32 bit
  • Dialog Enhancement
  • Yes
  • Advanced Sound Retriever
  • Yes
  • Sound Retriever AIR
  • Digital Noise Reduction
  • Tone Control
  • Multi
  • Sound Delay (Lip Sync)
  • 500 ms @ 48k/ 400 ms @ 96k/ 200 ms @ 192k
  • Speaker A/B
  • Yes
  • Bi-Amp
  • Yes
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Passthrough
  • Yes
  • 4K 60p Ultra HD Video Scaler
  • Yes (1080p to 4K)
  • 3-D Ready
  • Yes
  • Audio Return Channel
  • Yes
  • HDMI 36-bit Deep Color
  • Yes
  • x.v.Color
  • Yes
  • Video Converter to HDMI
  • Yes
  • Video Scaler
  • Stream Smoother
  • Pure Cinema
  • Super Resolution
  • Yes
  • Video Parameter Adjustments
  • HDMI Input / Output
  • 8 In (7 Rear, 1 Front) / 2 Out
  • MHL 2
  • Wi-Fi Built-In
  • Yes (5 GHz/2.4 GHz)
  • Bluetooth Built-In
  • Yes
  • Component Video Input / Output
  • 2 In (Assignable)
  • USB Memory Input
  • USB Memory
  • Ethernet Input
  • Yes
  • Composite A/V Input / Output
  • 2 In (Assignable)
  • Analog Audio Inputs / Output
  • 7 In
  • Phono Input
  • Yes
  • Digital Inputs / Output
  • 5 In (Optical 3, Coaxial 2)
  • Pre-Amp Outputs
  • 11.2ch + Zone 2/ Zone 3 Preout
  • Headphone Output
  • Yes
  • Front A/V Inputs
  • USB & HDMI
  • AM/FM Presets
  • 40

  • Front A/V Inputs
  • USB / 3.5mm stereo mini jack
  • Home Menu
  • Icon-based Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Multi-Room and Source Output
  • Powered ZONE 2 Audio/ZONE 3
  • Zone 2 Sources
  • All Audio Sources
  • Zone 3 Sources
  • All Audio Sources
  • ECO Mode
  • HDMI Speaker B Link
  • 12 Volt Trigger (Assignable)
  • A.B
  • RS-232C
  • Yes
  • IR Serial Remote In/Out
  • 2 In / 1 Out
  • Network Firmware Update
  • Yes
  • IP Control for CI
  • Yes
  • Versatile Speaker Configuration
  • FL Dimmer
  • yes
  • Function Rename
  • Yes
  • Remote
  • Pioneer Control App
  • Sleep Timer
  • Yes
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Yes
  • Front Panel
  • Brushed
  • Transformer Stabilizer
  • Yes
  • Advanced Direct Construction
  • yes
  • Speaker Terminals
  • 11 Large
  • 3D Space Frame Construction
  • Low Leakage Flux Power Transformer
  • Warranty
  • 3 Year Parts & Labor
  • W x H x D (inches)
  • 17-1/8 x 7-5/16 x 17-1/3

  • Weight
  • 33.1


  • Sep 20, 2018

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